Monday, August 15, 2005

She's not loving it...

Per the IMDB:

"Rachel McAdams [who?] has a lasting reminder of her life before Hollywood, in the shape of a painful scar. The Wedding Crashers actress [oh] worked for years at fast food giant McDonalds, and will never forget where she came from. She tells MTV, "I worked at McDonalds for three years, with my brother and sister. Frying was tough. It was five hours of frying. I still have a scar."

As faithful Jabootu correspondent Prankster has reminded us, the 'news' items on the IMDB should be taken with a grain of salt, and they are generally unsourced. Assuming this one is true, though...

Who works at McDonald's for three frikkin' years? Did her family own the store? I mean, millions of people get their first job at McDonald's (I did), but once there you generally pick up the most basic job skills (show up when you're supposed to--a massively overlooked but essential job skill; learn how not to piss off your manager, etc.) in the first couple of months and then looks for greener pastures, which is any place that doesn't stay open until midnight and then require you spend hours cleaning out grease traps before showing back up for a morning shift the next day.

And what, she spent three years with a regular five-hour shift at the flyer? And her 'scar' from being spattered with hot grease is still "painful"? Also, I'm not John Wayne or anything, but I don't remember fryer duty as being especially "tough." Just don't stick your hand in the cooking grease and you're generally OK.

Rachel star...McDonald's Survivor. We salute you.


At 4:19 PM, Anonymous dconner said...

All I can think of is that this lady, and not Macbeth, must have been the real inspiration for the movie Scotland, PA....

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Zack Handlen said...

Um, fry duty _sucks_. And you are offered multiple opportunities to burn yourself, and even if you manage to avoid that, there's still the constant, unpleasant heat. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Exactly. Which again is why few not planning to follow a management track would continue to work at a McDonald's for three years.

At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Terrahawk said...

Having worked at Long John Silver's (deep fried everything, mainly fish) as a cook for a year, I can say that you can get some pretty nasty grease burns. Ah, the good ole' days of grease burns, smelling like fish, and covered in batter.

At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Prankster said...

MacAdams is also in the upcoming "Red-Eye" and a bunch of other things I haven't seen, including "The Notebook" and "Mean Girls". She's really cute and charming in "Wedding Crashers" and probably has a nice career ahead of her.

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